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GCLG Glasgow Colleges Library Group. Strategic Staff Development. GCLG: a little background. Group of college librarians representing 8 FE Colleges in Glasgow Originally formed in 1998 as the Library and Information Access Group of the Glasgow Telecolleges Network (GTN)

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gclg glasgow colleges library group

GCLGGlasgow Colleges Library Group

Strategic

Staff

Development

gclg a little background
GCLG: a little background
  • Group of college librarians representing 8 FE Colleges in Glasgow
  • Originally formed in 1998 as the Library and Information Access Group of the Glasgow Telecolleges Network (GTN)
  • Major focus of the group was the Next Generation Library project which procured the Horizon LMS
  • Meets every 6 weeks to pursue collaborative agenda
  • Collaborative staff development is a high priority of the group
why staff development
Why staff development?
  • To raise awareness among staff
  • To develop staff skills
  • To develop the service
  • To try to ensure consistent services and standards across the Glasgow College Libraries
  • To help meet the expectations of “instant expert syndrome”
  • Learning by doing and sharing the experience
project horizon training
Project: Horizon training
  • Horizon module training materials were poor and more akin to workshop materials than detailed instructions and procedures
  • GCLG produced Horizon module training materials for staff which were more targeted to meet our needs
project cataloguing
Project: Cataloguing
  • Using shared Horizon databases demanded upgrade of bibliographic records to MARC 21 standard
  • Demanded consistency of practice
  • This required staff training
  • GCLG metadata sub-group produced standard templates by format
  • Training in cataloguing & metadata conducted
project library summer school
Project: Library Summer School
  • Available to all library staff
  • Day-long events
  • Training on use of resources
  • Training on evaluation of resources
  • Training on cataloguing
  • Training on new technology
  • Audio podcast
project online study skills
Project: Online Study Skills
  • Pooled existing study skills materials from colleges
  • Created “College Library Information Skills”
  • Created online resource “Research & Study Skills” using Course Genie which can be uploaded to any College VLE
  • Distributed this resource to all Colleges and uploaded to GCLG Hub
  • Able to advise colleagues on creating similar online resources
useful links
Useful links
  • GCLG Hub: ngl.gcg.ac.uk
  • GCLG Blogspot gcg-nglp.blogspot.com
  • Study Skills ngl.gcg.ac.uk/skills/page_01.htm